Yesterday's End-186


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Chapter 186


Justin and Lance broke their kiss, staring into each other's eyes, the applause around them continuing.

"Forever, my love." Justin smiled, Lance softly smiling at him.

Justin's eyes went around to everyone, all his friends showing surprise and wide smiles.

Jimmy Fallon's face wore a wide smile, he and Josh the only ones who knew ahead of Justin's intentions.

Justin had talked to Jimmy before the telecast, divulging his true soul, his old friend hugging him.

"You have a lot of courage, Justin." he'd said, Justin smiling at him.

"I have love, Jimmy."

Here now Jimmy looked at his friend, seeing the happiness on Justin's face, the host gradually getting the audience to calm down, Jimmy directing Lance and Justin to the two seats closest to him, Justin sitting down in the chair beside his desk, Lance on the first seat on the couch beside Justin, their hands still entwined.

The audience gradually quieted, Jimmy smiling at Justin.

"Congratulations, Justin and Lance. And you just surprised the heck out of all of us." Jimmy said, the audience clapping again.

"Sorry for the shock, everyone. I just couldn't stay quiet and not voice my love for my Lance any longer. Seeing all the love shining here made me want our love to shine as well." Justin said, smiling at his Lance, Lance softly smiling at him.

"This appears to be a shock to you as well, Lance. Justin's coming out on national television." Jimmy said, smiling at Lance.

"My love continues to surprise me." Lance said, Justin smiling at him.

"Lance always told me that when I was ready to show our love for myself then I should do it. It was always my choice. His love is the greatest gift I've been given. I'm glad I can show my love now." Justin said, Lance tearing up, Justin's lips meeting his, the audience going ballistic again, Jimmy clapping as well.

The two parted, Josh and Lucas smiling at both men.

"You have a lot of courage in what you just did, Justin. Justin informed me just before the show of what he wanted to do. My friendship is still here for you, buddy. Love you both." Jimmy said, Justin shaking his hand, the audience clapping more.

"How did all this happen? You two married as well on that island?" Jimmy said, his eyes now on Lucas.

"Yes, Jimmy. Lucas' love for all of us guided us all to our hearts' dreams that day. Twelve soulmates married in the tropical sunshine." Lance said, he and Justin smiling at Lucas.

"Love is love, regardless of who it is. Hearts need to join when love fills them." Lucas said, the audience applauding him, all the couples around him smiling at him.

"Who else married, Lucas?" Jimmy smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"Friends of our hearts. Couples now joined in love. We all respect each other's privacy." Lucas said, Jimmy sensing the young man was being respectful of his friends.

"Amazing. Your love seems to join all." Jimmy said, Justin smiling.

"It does, Jimmy. He's the center of a now joined family of love. Lance and I are happy to be included in that." Justin smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"I love being surrounded by love. It's what we all want." he said, Jimmy nodding.

"Profound words, Lucas. I see four couples of love right here." Jimmy smiled.

Trish, Finn and Skyler, Justin and Lance, and Lucas and Josh all smiled at Jimmy.

"I commend you on your courage on opening up your life choices, Justin. This will shock the world, my friend." Jimmy said, Justin smiling into the cameras.

"It's no shock to myself or my family. I'm finally honest with myself and that's what's important. The world needs to know I'm happy with Lance's love. He completes me. I can now love him in the open. I'm happy and I'm in love." Justin said, Lance smiling at him.

"I love you, Jus."

Justin smiled, their lips meeting again, the applause loud again.

"Well I wish you both love and happiness, Justin and Lance. And all of you here as well. After the break we'll hear Orion sing." Jimmy said, the group smiling at him.

Josh smiled at Lucas, their eyes meeting.

"If it's alright with Orion, Justin would like to sing instead." Josh said, Jimmy looking surprised, looking at the bandmates seated together.

Lucas smiled at Justin and Lance, Jimmy watching him.

"It's up to you, guys." Jimmy smiled.

"That's fine, Jimmy. We'll concede to showing love." Lucas smiled, his bandmates smiling at Justin and Lance.

"Then we'll be back after the break with Justin Timberlake!" Jimmy smiled, his band playing them into a commercial.

Lance's eyes met Justin's, the man smiling, rising from his seat, pecking Lance on the cheek, Justin walking across the stage heading for the band.

Lance's eyes met Josh's and Lucas', both men smiling at him with love and happiness.

"Did you two know about this?" he softly said, Jimmy talking to his producer beside them.

Josh winked, Lucas smiling at him.

"Justin never included me in this surprise, Lancy." Lucas said, his eyes meeting his husband's.

"I don't think we can say the same for Joshy." he smiled, Josh blushing.

The producer left, Jimmy smiling at Orion, Josh and Lance.

"We're back in a minute." he smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

Lucas sensed Jimmy had been in on the surprise as well.

The band began to play again, Jimmy smiling into the camera.

"We're back with Orion, J.C. Chasez and Lance Bass. It's been a night of surprises for all of us. We'll end this show on a song from the hero of the night. A man who's showed his courage and love here tonight on this stage. Ladies and gentlemen, Justin Timberlake!"

The crowd began clapping again, the studio filled with thunderous applause, Justin smiling in front of the band.

"Thank you, everyone. I wrote a new special song that I want to sing tonight. It shows in my heart what my soulmate means to me. This song is for you, my Lance." Justin smiled, Lance staring at his husband with tearful love, Josh's hand going to his shoulder in the darkened studio, his other hand going into Lucas'.

Music began to fill the studio, Justin beginning to sway to it, everyone's eyes focused on him.


Aren't you something to admire, 'cause your shine is something like a mirror
And I can't help but notice, you reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and the glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I'm always parallel on the other side

'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the glass, I'm here trying to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Coming back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me


Everyone on the couch stared at Lance, the man's eyes filled with tears.

Lance listened to all the words, Justin showing his soul and love for him to the world.

Justin's eyes were staring at him, Lance seeing his total love for him.

And the happiness beaming out of those blue pools.

Lance smiled, feeling his husband's open happiness.

His heart fell in love with the man all over again.



Aren't you something, an original, 'cause it doesn't seem merely assembled
And I can't help but stare 'cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes
Ooh I can't ever change without you, you reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I would look at us all the time

'Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the glass, I'm here trying to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

'Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Coming back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow's a mystery
I can see you looking back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

I don't wanna lose you now
I'm looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Coming back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making two reflections into one
'Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me


"I love you Lance." Justin said, ending the song, the audience going ballistic.

Everyone rose from the couch, Jimmy guiding them all over to Justin, Jimmy smiling out at his audience.

Justin put his arm around Lance, the applause heightening.

"I want to thank my guests tonight, Orion, J.C. Chasez, Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass. And we all want to commend Justin on his courage, love and happiness tonight. Good night everyone!" Jimmy yelled over the noise, waving good night.

Justin's arm pulled Lance closer, Justin feeling his emotions.

The audience was on its feet, the applause continuing.

Jimmy hugged everyone, everyone smiling and hugging Justin and Lance.

The show was over, the night ending.

They were all guided to the backstage area, the applause continuing.

The minute they were offstage, Lance's arm went around Justin, the man sobbing into his chest.

Justin was in tears, feeling Lance's now open emotions.

"Oh God, Jus! You. . .why. . .why did you do that?" Lance sobbed, Josh's and Lucas' hands going onto Lance's back.

"It was time, my love. It was time our love was free. I love you, always. The world now knows that." Justin said, Lance raising his head, staring into his blue pools.

"That song. . .it was so beautiful!" Lance said, his face covered in tears.

"I hope you liked it, my love. I wrote it just for you." Justin smiled, Lance smiling at him.

"It was so beautiful, my love. As beautiful as you."

Justin beamed, Lucas smiling at him.

He remembered Justin showing him the song a few months back, Justin having hidden it under lock and key from Lance, the singer's thoughts then on singing it for Lance on their wedding day.

Lucas sensed Justin saw the greater beauty in singing it today.

"The mirror of your love will always reflect back to you, my friends. And we'll see it always." Lucas smiled, Lance turning, the young man hugging him tightly.

"Congratulations to you both. Your love is now as free and open as all of us." Lucas said, Justin smiling at him.

Everyone surrounded them, hugs given, as well as kisses.

Josh's arm went around his man, Lucas smiling at only him.

"Something tells me it's going to be an open gropefest around here now." Finn laughed, Alain's hand finding his backside, slapping it.

"Sweet!" he grinned, he and Harry having been waiting behind the curtains for all of them.

Finn blushed, everyone laughing.

Jimmy walked up to the group again, Justin smiling at him.

"Thanks, Jimmy. For everything." he said, Jimmy smiling, patting his shoulder.

"This is going to shock the world when it hits the air tonight, Justin. But I see the love in both your eyes. That love will weather any firestorm." he said, Lance smiling, hugging him, Justin then hugging him.

"We're heading back to Lucas' condo for a small celebration, Jimmy. Would you join us?" Justin said, Jimmy patting his old friend's shoulder again.

"Sorry, Jus. Have other plans with the wife. Let's stay in touch. Goodbye everyone." he smiled, shaking everyone's hands again, the man walking off with some assistants.

"Let's go home, guys. Love needs voicing among ourselves." Lucas smiled, everyone moving towards the exit.


Forty minutes later, they all walked off the elevator in Orion's condo building, Justin's hand in Lance's.

They'd arrived yesterday in New York, relaxing at the condo until today's interview.

Justin and Lance were walking hand-in-hand, everyone smiling at the two, seeing their open happiness and love.

Lucas smiled, slipping his key card into the slot at their door.

"Onward to happiness." he said, holding the door open for everyone, Justin and Lance walking into the condo.

They both stopped in their tracks, staring in shock.

"Congratulations, my boys!"

Justin was enveloped in a tight embrace, his eyes tearing up.

His mother had him in her arms, his father, stepfather and stepmother smiling behind her, his two brothers beside them.

Lance was in his own mother's and father's arms, his sister surrounding them.

"What's all this? Where did you all come from?" Justin said, the room filling with applause.

He saw a lot of his and Lance's friends and family, the twosome surrounded by everyone.

Chris and Joey were whistling, the two standing under a large banner above their heads.


                                Congrats Justin and Lance

                                     Together Forever

                                    In the World's Eye


People began to cheer, a song filling the condo's living room.


"For they're in the open now,

For they're in the open now.

We'll see their love shine in the sunshine

Their love's in the open now!"


The two men teared up, Justin staring at his mother.

"How did you all get here?" he said, Lynn kissing Lance's cheek.

"Thank wonderboy over there. His love spans across all our hearts." she smiled, Lance and Justin turning around and looking at Lucas standing by the door, Josh looking at him as well.

"I felt the approaching reality of your soul, Justin. Your love can't hide from mine." he smiled, Justin walking up to him.

"You knew I'd open up about my life tonight?" he said, Lucas smiling at him, kissing his cheek.

"Yes, my friend. You went to your best friend for help, my Josh giving you all his love. You did surprise Lance, we all see that, his emotions showing all night. You just couldn't hide your opening soul from my magic." Lucas smiled, Justin tearing up.

"And still you let me surprise him. I love you, Lucas."
Lucas smiled, his hand rubbing Justin's shoulder.

"On this night you both needed all your family, Jus. It's as simple as that. We're all proud of you."
Justin sobbed, hugged Lucas, the young man smiling at Lance, Lucas kissing Justin's forehead.

"Party time guys. Let's celebrate your open love. Good food, good friends and music await." Lucas smiled, Justin releasing his hold on him with a smile, Josh's arm going around Lucas.

"Amazing as always, my love."

Lucas smiled, watching Lance and Justin being enveloped in their families' love.


Lance walked into the kitchen, smiling at Lucas and Adam, the two filling ice buckets and food trays.

"Need help, guys?" he smiled, Adam smiling at him.

"You're the guest of honor, Lance. You should relax. I've volunteered to be Luke's bitch tonight." Adam smiled, picking up two trays of sandwiches, Lucas smiling at him, kissing his cheek.

"He won't wear the thong though."

Lance laughed, Adam blushing but smiling.

"You wish, pervert! I'll take these sandwiches out to the table." he smiled, kissing Lucas' cheek.

"Thanks, Adam."

"Anything for you, honey-pie." he smiled, Lucas laughing.

Lance smiled at Adam, the singer walking back into the living room

Lucas smiled at Lance, the young man finishing filling the ice buckets.

"Thank you, Lucas. For all this. Everyone's so happy for us." Lance smiled, leaning against the counter beside Lucas, his green pools looking towards the flapping kitchen door.

"I feel your love and happiness, Lancy. I also felt your shock and surprise. Even more so than Justin did."

Lance's green pools met Lucas' violet, the young man smiling at him with love.

"I was so surprised, Luke. He seems so calm, so happy." Lance said, Lucas wiping his hands on a dish towel, his arm going around Lance.

"He loves you completely, Lance. I've watched him these last few weeks. His eyes have drawn to me and Josh often. He saw our open love shining, our happiness so open and happy. His soul felt his needs. And you know our Justin will always go and get what he needs."

Lance smiled, nodding.

"I just never expected him to do it on his own." he softly said, Lucas kissing his cheek.

"He wanted to surprise you, my love."

Lance nodding, sighing.

"He didn't have to do it in front of the whole world. I would have stood at his side in a lesser venue." Lance said, Lucas smiling at him.

"I always do things my way, babe."
Lucas' and Lance's eyes met Justin's, the man standing in the open doorway.

"My cue to exit gracefully." Lucas smiled, picking up the two ice buckets he'd filled, walking to the door, kissing Justin's cheek, walking into the living room.

Justin walked across the room, his arms going around Lance.

"How much of that did your hear, my love?" Lance said, Justin's lips meeting his.

"Most of it. I take it you were surprised by my decision?"

Lance snuggled against Justin's chest, his strong arms around him.

"You didn't have to voice it in front of the whole world, my love."
"Yes I did, Lance. You know I've always done things big. Your love is the biggest happiness of my heart. Our love needed to shine big. The world needed to see our love in the open. I don't care if it shocked everyone, all that matters is that you're happy and free. I love you, today and always."

"This is going to blow up, Jus. We'll be hounded by the media."
Justin smiled, kissing his lips again.

"We'll face it together, my love. We're together forever. I hope you'll say some wonderful things about me?" Justin smiled, batting his eyelashes.
Lance smiled, lightly chuckling.

"Indeed I will, horn dog. Something along the lines that my man is a god in the sack."

Justin laughed, beaming.

"How about my love?"

"It's amazing. I'm lost in its beauty."
Justin smiled, Lance kissing his lips.

"I love you, Jus. I've never been more proud of you than I am at this moment. Not for what you did tonight, but for the man you are. I'm proud to say to anyone--and everyone--that you're my husband and that I love you with all of my heart."

Justin teared up, Lance kissing him deeply.

Justin felt all his love, the two breaking their kiss.

"Forever, babe." Lance smiled, Justin smiling widely.

"Forever and ever."

The two smiled, walking back into the living room, joining their family and friends.


The evening was a gathering of friends and family, Justin and Lance in the middle of their love.

Lucas carried a cake out after everyone had eaten, everyone clapping as the two men smiled at the large cake.

On its surface was a picture of Justin and Lance together, taken on their wedding day, the same words as the banner written below it.

The two cut the cake, handing pieces to everyone.

The two mingled with everyone, their happiness together and alone shining.

Colton hugged Lucas when he walked up to him and Jonathan and Haras, the three young men smiling at him.

"You amaze us all, Dad." Colton smiled, Lucas smiling at him.

"How goes the world of youthful love?" he smiled, Haras smiling at him.

"My young tigers are doing their best to fatigue me." he grinned, Jonathan and Colton beaming.

Lucas laughed, the three snuggling closer.

"A voyage of happiness." he smiled, Jonathan's eyes looking towards his brother.

"I've never seen Justin looking happier, Luke. I'm so proud of him." Jonathan smiled, Lucas kissing his cheek.

"I think your brother would like to hear that." Lucas smiled, Jonathan smiling, moving and walking across the room to his brother.

The three watched Justin hugging his brother, Justin's face showing a wide smile, the two men talking.

"His heart is courageous. In my time he would have been a strong warrior." Haras said, Lucas smiling at him.

"And you would have risen to a great commander of many, Haras." Lucas said, Haras smiling at him as well.

"Thank you, Lucas. But I was always a follower of greatness. Your ancestor Alsarius and now you." he said, Lucas smiling at him.

"You do not need to follow, Haras. I prefer my friends walking beside me."

The Egyptian smiled, nodding his head.

"Myself and my soulmates will walk with you through any adventure, Lucas. Your love and magic draw all."

Lucas smiled, the young man moving and walking up to Usher and Adam, Pierce snuggled in an armchair with Adam, Usher seated on the armchair's arm rest.

Colton's blue eyes followed him, Haras' lips kissing his neck.

"Do you think he knows, Hari?"

The Egyptian's brown pools looking towards Lucas, the man softly smiling.

"He shows no wariness, my love. What does your magic feel?" he said, Colton's blue pools meeting his golden irises.

"I feel only his calmness."

Haras kissed his cheek.

"Then we're fine. Our love moves as it must."

"I love you, Hari. I will follow you and Jonah always."
"Our hearts are large and giving, Colt. Love fills all of us."

Colton smiled, he and Haras walking up to Jonathan and Justin, Colton enfolded into Justin's warm embrace, Jonathan smiling at Haras.

None of them saw Lucas quietly watching them.


Justin closed the bedroom door, two lips meeting his immediately.

He felt all of Lance's desires, the man's hands on a voyage of need.

It was after two, all their friends and family having left or retired for the night.

They'd all enjoyed the rest of the evening, gathering together in front of the big screen television and watching the show, Justin's and Lance's parents voicing their happiness for both of them.

They'd both been hugged by everyone.

They now broke their heated kiss, Lance's lips on his neck now, fighting with Justin's dress shirt.

"I need you naked, my love." Lance said, his hands nearly ripping Justin's shirt open.

Lance's lips moved downward, licking across Justin's smooth chest, attaching to his left nipple, Justin gasping.

"You're on fire, my love." he said, Lance raising his head, their lips meeting again.

Their two tongues fought, their desires rising.

Justin broke the heated kiss, staring into Lance's green pools.

"If this makes you so amorous, I should have done it months ago." Justin smiled, Lance pulling him close.

"Your beauty always makes me desirous, my love." Lance said, his hands running across Justin's smooth chest.

Justin smiled, pulling off his shirt, Lance scanning every inch of his smooth torso.

"Before our love overcomes us, we need a shower, babe." Justin smiled, Lance grinning.

"You wet is heaven for me, sexy."
Justin beamed, the two joining hands, walking into the bathroom together.

"It was nice of Lucas and Josh to give us their bedroom tonight." Lance said, pulling his own shirt off, Justin's hands going to his smooth toned chest.

"They sensed we only needed each other tonight, my love. Our open love needs only itself. I need only you."

Lance teared up, their lips meeting again, each other's hands opening the other's pants, pulling them down.

They quickly removed their clothing, tossing them on top of the hamper, walking into the glass shower stall, closing the door behind them.

Justin hit the shower tap, water cascading over his smooth naked body, Lance moving forward.

Justin's hand went forward against Lance's smooth chest, stopping him.

"Step back, babe. I want to look at all of you."

Lance smiled, softly blushing, stepping back.

He watched Justin's blue pools scan every inch of his naked smooth body from top to bottom, the man's blue eyes meeting his.

"Turn around, my love."

Lance turned his body, Justin's eyes scanning his naked back and smooth bubbly butt, down to his muscular hairy legs.

"Turn back, my angel."

Lance turned back around, Justin's eyes drawn to the center of Lance's desires, his staring eyes having had their effect.

Lance's center was at full mass, curved upwards.

"I love you, Lance. Every beautiful inch of you. Your beauty always moves me so much. I need you, my love. Let's open our needs and desires as we open our hearts."
Lance moved, the two in each other's arms, their lips meeting.

Lance broke the kiss, staring into Justin's blue pools.

"I'm here, my love. Take all you need."
Justin teared up, his lips moving across Lance's chest, attacking his nipples, his hand already around the monster.

Lance moaned, Justin's lips on a mission of need.

Lance became lost in the needs overflowing through his soul.

And Justin took in all he needed.

Lance's love was his forever.


On the living room's pullout couch in the darkened night two others lay together, Josh's arms wrapped around his husband.

His head was against Lucas' naked chest, hearing Lucas' steady heartbeat.

"I feel their heightening passion, my love. Their love is now open in all ways." Lucas said, kissing Josh's forehead.

Josh smiled, raising his head, his lips meeting Lucas' with love.

"We may have some re-plastering to do in the morning."
Lucas laughed, the two snuggling together.

"You haven't mentioned about it, my love." Josh said, Lucas smiling at him in the semidarkness.

"I felt his love guided to you, my love."
"We talked the day you and Lance took the boys to the doctor that first time. He needed my help, Lucky. I sensed the show was a good place to do it."
"You gave up your own happiness for them, my love. It was supposed to be the revealing of your new album. I and my bandmates were prepared for that, not what happened. In that way you did surprise me. Both of you."
"I'll always want to make him happy, Lucky. I love him and Lance. Their open happiness needed to happen. Justin's so happy now. Lance is in love with him as always, not much changing for him, other than the certain increasing media attention."
"They'll weather that together, and we'll be there for them as well." Lucas said, his eyes going to the bassinet beside their bed.

Their infants were sleeping, the two handed around all evening to all their families, their grandparents' smiles flowing.

"Next up will be our revealing of their parts of our lives. Our new children." Josh said, his head again on Lucas' chest.

"They, we'll keep sheltered from the spotlight, my love. I want Justy and Joshy to grow up as we did. Out of the spotlight of fame."
Josh smiled, kissing Lucas' right nipple, the wetness sending a tremor through him.

"They'll have our love, my love. We'll give them a childhood of happiness and love.'
Lucas smiled, Josh's arms wrapping around him.

"I wish we could make love, my love." Josh said, Lucas kissing his forehead.

"Too chancy, babe. Finny always goes on a late night food search. Do you want him to see your beauty?"
Josh laughed, kissing Lucas' nipple.

"He could join us?"

Lucas laughed, Josh joining him.

"No thanks. You two would corrupt me."

The two men raised their heads, meeting Finn's smiling face in the semidarkness, the man standing by the kitchen door, a sandwich and a glass of milk in his hands.

"Told ya." Lucas smiled, Josh laughing.

"I was hungry." Finn smiled.

"So am I, perv. Let me get back to snacking on my man." Lucas grinned, Finn laughing.

"Need help, Lukey? He looks like one tasty bitch."

Lucas and Josh both laughed, Finn blowing them a kiss.

"Thanks, but I can take it from here."

The Welshman smiled at the two, heading down the hallway back to his bedroom.

Lucas and Josh smiled at each other, snuggling together again.

"I love you, Lucas. This is enough for me tonight."
Lucas smiled, kissing his lips.

"I love you, my Joshua."
Josh smiled, closing his eyes.

Lucas lay in the silence, his eyes glancing at the bassinet again, feeling his children's sleeping love.

His eyes softly glowed, feeling the love surrounding him.

He felt the desires of his other two soulmates, their needs on a voyage of slow passion tonight.

He smiled, sensing other love as well.

A trio of youthful passion echoing in his soul.

He felt his sister's love, enshrined in his new brother-in-law's arms.

And he felt Finn and Skyler's continuing love.

His eyes closed, the young man sensing out all of his family, close and far.

He felt all of their love.

He smiled within his soul, feeling the warmth of the man holding him.

The love is set.

The lives are being lived.

And the path is focused.

I'm ready for all of it.

And my love will flow forever.

Lucas smiled, his mind calming, sleep gradually overtaking him.


On the Road Again


Lucas opened his violet pools, staring at the pool before him.

He smiled, taking in every remembered inch.

His eyes moved to his left, staring at the boulder and the man seated upon it.

"Hello again, Grandfather. It's been a while." Lucas said, Joshua Belmont's green pools staring at him.

"Yes, my grandson. We've both walked our paths of enlightenment. Yours burns brighter with truth than mine."

Lucas sighed, staring at his ancestor.

The man wore his uniform, its well worn look now gone.

The uniform seemed to gleam a cleaner shine, Lucas walking up to the man.

"I take it you have felt all the truths forming on my path?"

The man stared at him, Joshua rising from his seated position.

"Yes, Lucas. I lay witness to your revealing truths." he said, Lucas nodding.

"I sensed you in the background. Your love echoes into my soul."
The man nodded, his body turning, the man staring out at the waterfall.

"Was my life ever real, Lucas?" he said, Lucas walking up to him, his arm going around the older man.

"It was always real, Grandfather. You lived your own life. You made your own choices. As did all before you and all after."

"She. . .she wasn't real. . .she was a man, a lost soul." he softly said, Lucas kissing his great-grandfather's cheek.

"Her love was real. Under the magic was a soul of love. That soul still moves." Lucas said, Joshua's green pools meeting his violet.

"But that soul now is a man. Was always a man. A lost warrior of ancient history." he said, Lucas looking at him.

"Love is a real thing, Joshua. It holds no gender, no class or conformity. Love is an emotion. You felt the emotion of that love. In the vision you needed to see. A woman of immense beauty and love. A soul of immense beauty and love. I would have fallen in love with her or him in any realm, in any time or age. As you know you would have."

Joshua stared out at the waterfall.

"Her love was real, Lucas. As was Carlotta's. As I sense Hemidon's always was. I can accept the reality of its truth. I fell in love with that loving soul twice. That love was total. I would have indeed loved her or him in any time."

Lucas smiled, seeing the love of his ancestor's soul.

"There is hope for you yet, Grandfather. Don't give up on life just yet."

Joshua's eyes met Lucas'.

"Life has passed me by, Lucas. I am on the final path. Stranded between worlds, awaiting the final judgment. My heart has felt love, it still resides there. I can forgive him for the deceptions. That love I shall always need and have."

Lucas' hand went to his shoulder, feeling his realness.

"Life still flows in you, Grandfather. I feel it within my magic. The path indeed finalizes. I know where I must walk."
"Do not follow that path, Lucas. It could be the end of you."
"No, Grandfather. I believe it will be the beginning."
Joshua stared at him, the young man smiling.

"What do you fear the most, Joshua? I feel your heart's trembling uncertainty."
The man stared at him.

"I fear nothing, Lucas. The only thing that concerns me is the uncertainty of the final path. My forefathers, including my own father, faced that uncertainty. I await its truth."

Lucas nodded, looking into the calm water before him.

"What did you find in Westonshire, Lucas? You never told me that truth."

Lucas smiled, kissing his ancestor's cheek.

"I found the truth, Grandfather. The truth of the path." he said, Joshua looking at him.

"And what is that truth, Lucas?"

Lucas smiled, rubbing his ancestor's back.

"That we are only here for a moment in time, Grandfather. That there resides in all of us a magic. A magic of life and love, and reality. Some of us are just more focused on its reality. Life is about living." Lucas smiled, Joshua staring at him.

"You have the voice of my father, Lucas. He always saw the greater beauty behind every moment of life's path."

"I see the beauty in everything, Joshua. It radiates off your own soul."

Joshua smiled, patting his grandson's back.

"Where do you go from here, Lucas?"

"I go forward where the path leads me, Grandfather. But I know in my heart I must return to Kurucu's Haven. It all begins and ends there." Lucas said, Joshua looking at him.

"That old house has seen its end, Lucas. There has been too much pain there." Joshua said, Lucas looking at him.

"There has also been a lot of love there, Grandfather. Your own father built it there for a reason, yes? He was drawn to the magic of its center. But he also built it to house his love for his family. For all his family."
Joshua stared out into the pool.

"He loved that house, Lucas. He once told me he built it from his heart." Joshua said, Lucas looking softly shocked.

"From the heart." he softly said, Joshua staring at him.

"Are you alright, Lucas?" he said, his arm going around the young man, his body softly trembling.

"I am fine, Grandfather. How goes your own path?" Lucas said, smiling at his ancestor.

"Arlo and I have not had any luck yet, Lucas. What you seek still eludes us."
"You will find it, Grandfather. I have full faith in your intellect and courage."
Joshua smiled, staring into the young man's violet pools.

"Your son also is on a path of discovery. I have asked him to search the Britons for something as well. Uncle Grayson has your courage."

"He is my son, Lucas. And he is hers, as well. He will be surprised when he sees the young man Derek."

Lucas nodded, smiling.

"He will feel the remembered love. A mother's bond never remains hidden."

Joshua nodded, looking at the pool again.

"Do we have time for a swim, my grandson?"

"Bathe in my love, Grandfather. I feel my time here waning. The real world holds a greater truth for me." Lucas said, Joshua nodding.

Lucas watched as his great-grandfather removed his uniform, his muscular smooth body showing itself.

"I dive into your love, Lucas. I shall continue my search. My son and I shall find what you need to show the truth."
Joshua smiled, diving into the pool, swimming across its calmness, heading for the waterfall.

"You and your sons are part of the truth, Grandfather. And I am more."

Lucas smiled, the darkness of sleep consuming him.


Justin stretched his arms over his head, walking down the darkened hallway, seeing the soft light of dawn bathing the living room in its soft glow.

He glanced at the couch, seeing Josh sound asleep in its middle, a blanket covering most of his smooth body, his nipples showing above the cover's edge.

Beauty sleeps unencumbered.

I left my Lance just as beautiful.

He smiled, walking towards the kitchen, a warm smell greeting his nose.

He walked into the room, a smiling face greeting his.

"Morning, Timberlake. You can still walk?"

Justin grinned, his arms wrapping around Lucas' waist, their lips meeting.

"The monster almost had me. But I'm sly when I'm horned up."

Lucas grinned, his hand slapping Justin's pyjama-covered bottom.

The black athletic shirt he wore showed off his sculpted form.

"More like Lance needed your love more than you needed his. Otherwise you'd be still asleep."

Justin smiled, kissing Lucas' lips again.

"He was so loving last night, Luke. Is this what free love is like? He was so moved by my love last night."

"It's fantastic, Jus. Free love frees your soul and needs. It only gets better from here."

"You and me in the shower in ten and I'll show you how good it can get." Justin smiled seductively, Lucas laughing, slapping his ass again.

"Word of warning. Josh and I didn't stoke the fires last night. I might kill you. If there's any shower left. I felt your wet needs last night."

Justin beamed, his hand rubbing Lucas' left butt cheek.

"Bring it on, stud boy."

Lucas smiled, handing Justin a glass of orange juice.

"Sit and watch me cook here first. I'll heat you up later. Timberlake leftovers are so tasty."

Justin laughed, sitting down at the table, watching Lucas finish his cooking.

He glanced at his watch, reading the hour was seven-fifteen.

"You're up early, Jus." Lucas smiled, dumping the empty frying pans into the water-filled sink, Justin smiling at him.

Lucas refilled his coffee mug from the filled coffeepot, sitting down at the table with Justin, the man smiling at him.

"I awoke early, around a quarter to six. I just held Lance in my arms, looking at his beauty and thinking about my life." he said, Lucas' hand going on top of his.

"Your life's about to change in some ways. The notoriety of what you've done will die down soon enough. Your real life won't change. Our love is here always."
Justin smiled, nodding his head.

"I know, Luke. I have everything I've ever wanted. Lance and his love, Josh and yours. My family and my careers. I never thought I'd have such a life."
"You have it because you've earned it. Through your own tenacity, devotion and courage. And through your own love. We three love you, Lance the most."

Justin smiled, leaning across the table, their lips joining.

Both felt their total love for each other.

"I love all three of you. Thank you all for being here for me. I'll face anything with your love inside me."

Lucas smiled, Justin looking towards the kitchen door.

"You should be in there snuggling with your man, Lucky."
Lucas smiled, looking into Justin's blue pools.

"I was up even before you, tiger. His beauty awoke me as well. And I have a greater life to think upon."

Justin's hand rubbed Lucas', the young man feeling his love.

"Everything okay, Lucky?"
"Yes, Jus. Just some intrigues left to focus on. And then we'll return to Kurucu's Haven."

"The path is ending soon, isn't it?" Justin said, Lucas staring at him with calm love.

"Yes, eventually. I just need to find a couple of answers and then I'll have all I need to face the truth."
"What is the truth, Luke?"

Lucas stared at his friend and lover, a soft smile crossing his face.

"I am the truth, Justin. And in the end they'll all see that." he said, Justin looking confused.

His confusion was broken by the kitchen door opening, Josh and Lance both walking into the room, their arms around each other.

"Justin's husband woke me with a kiss, my love. Did Justin do the same with you?" Josh smiled, leaning down and kissing his man's lips, Lance's attached to Justin's warm flesh.

The four parted, Lucas smiling up at his man.

"No, babe. Your beauty awoke me. Then I had to start cooking for my men. It's all warming. We'll eat when the rest of the family arises." Lucas smiled, Justin smiling at him, Lance now in his man's lap.

"You left me alone, babe. I had to go find Joshy's warmth to cover your missing warmth."

Justin smiled, kissing his husband again.

"Lucas drove me from your arms with his teasing odors. I think the man wants me?"

Lucas smiled, blowing Justin a kiss.

"Yeah, I've developed a Timberlake fetish. I left Jonathan unconscious."

Justin laughed, smiling at Lucas.

"Our charm moves the most old of souls."

Lucas folded his arms, staring at Justin.

"I'm younger than you, Pops."

Justin laughed, smiling at his friends.

"Sorry, Daddy."

Lucas smiled kissing, his man's cheek.

"On that note, your boys are up, my men. They need changing."

Lance and Josh smiled, rising from their seats, walking out of the room.

"You see and sense all our needs, Lucky."

"The food's warming, our husbands are looking after the kids. I know what you need. And I'm going to own you."

Justin beamed, rising from his seat, Lucas smiling and standing up.

"Meet you in the shower, stud boy."

Lucas smiled, watching Justin walking seductively out of the kitchen.

Lucas smiled, his mind filling with his magic.

Yes, I am the truth.

And I'm going to amaze everyone.

The end will be the beginning.

He smiled, going in search of his morning needs.


End of Chapter 186


And so Justin has come out to the world.

He's now free to love his Lance in the open.

Lucas knew, as if that's surprising.

Even Justin couldn't surprise him behind his love.


But Lance was indeed surprised.

Now he and Justin will have to face the certain media frenzy ahead.

But we know Josh and Lucas will be there for them in all ways.


Lucas' path is focusing.

His ancestor and his great-uncle are now off in search of things.

What are they looking for?
What does Lucas hope to find?


The path focuses ahead.

In the meantime, love and happiness spread.

And Lucas' will be at its center.


Hugs, Angel.